Chemical Process Engineer

Posted 26 May 2022
Job type Permanent
DisciplineQuality & Laboratory
Contact NameJoanne Foley

Job description

What you need to know

Matrix Recruitment Group are seeking to recruit a Chemical Process Engineer for our client, a highly successful flavour manufacturing facility, based in Co. Wexford.

This is a PERMANENT position.

Your new job

  • Design, develop, conduct and/or review experiments in order to deliver new products and processes using lab, pilot or commercial scale equipment

  • Plan and execute scale-up of new products/processes or technology transfer to commercial manufacture including validation plans such to assure safe, feasible and sustainable implementations

  • Identify through the validation process and through in process monitoring and trending, opportunities for process/productivity improvement and propose alternative processing techniques to enhance quality, yield and productivity.

  • Monitor manufacturing through evaluation of laboratory results and in-process instrumentation to determine disposition of material & processes 

  • Ensure the correct application of laboratory methods and standards to perform visual, physical, chemical and microbiological assessment and evaluate to determine appropriate disposition of materials and processes

  • Review scientific or other literature to maintain and improve specialist knowledge/skill, and identify future opportunities in technology, process or product.

  • Drive our zero-defect culture through rigorous adherence to S&OP’s, maintaining safety, GMP, and environmental standards. 

  • Provide technical support for contingency planning and supply point shifts

  • Ensure a consistently high level of communication with team, department, senior management and external parties, in particular R&D

  • Work collaboratively with others to accomplish goals

  • Support the Company Programmes and culture within the Company

  • Safeguard and protect all Company information and property

What are we looking for?

  • At least 5 years work experience (includes time undertaking PhD studies) operating equipment in flavour and fragrance, chemical or bio/pharmaceutical industry ideally focused on liquid/liquid operations, two phase processing, solvents and flammable liquids

  • Knowledge and experience of process technologies including distillation, chromatography, membrane filtration, super critical CO2, liquid extraction. 

  • A strong foundation in organic chemistry is desirable including knowledge/experience in analytical methods - GC/GCMS/HPLC

  • Experience of process plant design, product development techniques, scale up and support of new products

  • Experience of instrumentation, control and automation desirable

  • Flavour industry knowledge desirable – knowledge of organic and flavour chemistry

  • Understanding of reaction pathways for organic compounds is desirable

  • Knowledge of dynamic modelling / simulation for batch processes is highly desirable

  • Strong experience in design, development and modification of pilot plant equipment

  • Ability to build and foster relationships with site and Corporate Management, R&D/Process Development SME’s, vendors and regulatory and compliance bodies

  • Ability to interpret complex scientific principles, practices and processes

  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills

  • Proficiency in written and oral communication skills; especially presentation skills

  • Computer literate and ability to use technical software. A high level of data literacy and strong foundation in statistical methods is highly desirable.

  • Fluent written and spoken English and strong communication skills are required. 

  • Approximately 10% of travel is required, as appropriate, for this role

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